Other Minds Festival 24: A Pitch Perfect Revolution

Event, EV.OMF.2019.03-06

The 24th Other Minds Festival concentrated on the work of two composers; past and present, whose performance requirements pose challenges that limit opportunities for wide exposure. Ivan Wyschnegradsky (1893-1979) was a founding father of microtonal theory and composition, and his work is little known outside France and Montréal. The first and third concerts (March 23rd and June 16, 2019) were dedicated to works by Wyschnegradsky as well as one by Georg Friedrich Haas, performed by the Arditti Quartet, Hocket Duo, and pianists Martine Joste, Vicki Ray, and Steven Vanhauwaert. Brian Baumbusch, a California based composer and instrument builder, premiered his work "The Pressure" at the second concert on June 15th. "The Pressure" is a tale of gothic horror told in music, inspired by German expressionist silent films and featured more than 24 performers including The Lightbulb Ensemble and Friction String Quartet, 3 keyboardists, a vocal quartet, and the composer as narrator.
Other Minds Festivals Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (has as presenter)
Other Minds (Organization) (has as presenter)
Wyschnegradsky, Ivan, 1893-1979 (has as composer)
Baumbusch, Brian (has as performing composer)
Arditti, Irvine (has as performer)
Sarkissjan, Ashot (has as performer)
Fels, Lucas (has as performer)
Ehlers, Ralf (has as performer)
Haas, Georg Friedrich (has as composer)
Rogers, Kevin (has as performer)
Harriel, Otis (has as performer)
Warbelow, Taija (has as performer)
Machiz, Doug (has as performer)
Fallihee, Shauna (has as performer)
Becker, Melinda (has as performer)
Matos, Ryan (has as performer)
Chen, Sidney (has as performer)
Berman, Nathaniel (Conductor) (has as conductor)
Halbig, Margaret (has as performer)
Carson, Brett (has as performer)
Camp, Mckenzie, 1988- (has as performer)
Vitale, Wayne (has as performer)
Glenn, Jordan (has as performer)
DeCillis, Tim (has as performer)
Wilson, Henry (Percussionist) (has as performer)
Steele, Pete (Percussionist) (has as performer)
Hejny, Zach (has as performing composer)
Helland, Lucas (has as performing composer)
Cushman, Sam (has as performer)
Wilner, Sarah (has as performer)
Fabrizio, Carla (has as performer)
Baumbusch, Paul (has as performer)
Yankelevich, Fede (has as performer)
Gibson, Sarah (Pianist) (has as performer)
Kotcheff, Thomas, 1988- (has as performer)
Joste, Martine (has as performer)
Ray, Vicki (has as performer)
Vanhauwaert, Steven (has as performer)
Crockett, Donald, 1951- (has as performer)
Arditti Quartet (has as performing group)
Friction Quartet (has as performing group)
The Lightbulb Ensemble (has as performing group)
Hocket (Musical group) (has as performing group)
Magnusson, David (has as videographer)
Frazier, James (has as recording engineer) Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater